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Spanish with English subtitles
This crucial collection offers a fresh and much-needed perspective from artists and activists alike on the current Spanish fiscal crisis and the 15M movement, which influenced popular protests around the world, including the USA’s own Occupy Wall Street. At a time of global economic crisis, Spain in Crisis: A Collective Response could not be more necessary or timely.
Spain in Crisis: A Collective Response is a DVD compilation which includes:
Flavio G. García, Isaki Lacuesta and David Varela,
Spain / 2011-2013 / 22 min / Spanish with English subtitles
Spanish Revolution? is a series of shorts made by prominent Spanish audiovisual artists, who attempt to observe, analyze, and understand a society weakened by the political and financial crisis.
15M: EXCELLENT. A WAKE-UP CALL. IMPORTANT. (15M: EXCELENTE. REVULSIVO…)
Stéphane M. Grueso
Spain / 2012 / 75 min / Spanish with English subtitles
On May 15th, 2011, tens of thousands of citizens occupied streets and squares in Spain for what was going to be the beginning of the biggest social change in Spanish society. This feature documentary offers a complex portrait of a movement whose affects can be seen throughout the world, most notably in the USA’s own Occupy Wall Street.
Films in this compilation were selected from Pragda’s popular curated program, “Spain in Crisis: The Spanish Crash and the ‘Indignados’ Movement.”
He returned to Spain to join the production company Elegant Mob Films as a partner. He also gave classes on Film Directing, Editing, Lightning, and Audio, as well as Non-Linear Editing and Documentary Film Production. His last film is Copyright, Or The Right To Copy a documentary + web project about intellectual property.
Lacuesta’s feature The Double Steps (2011) was awarded the Golden Shell at San Sebastian Film Festival. His documentary El Cuaderno de Barro (2011) received a Golden Medal at the International Festival of Audiovisual Programs (FIPA) in Biarritz. His film La Leyenda del Tiempo (2006) was recognized as the Best Spanish Film of the Year by the Catalan Critics Association.
“Perhaps the most important exhibition ever seen in the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center… An imaginative mix of informative and creative documentary. Highly recommended.” – Jo Labanyi, Director of the King Juan Carlos I of Spain Center, NYU
“[Grueso] dances in the impossible distance between individuals and community, memory and action, life and politics…” – Germán Labrador Méndez, Princeton University
“A visual personal diary of the occupation of Sol Square in Madrid. Grueso turns into images his rediscovery of activism, and how all of a sudden an astonishing democratic movement built a protest camp in the heart of the capital creating strong bonds of cooperation, friendship and affinity among the protesters. Without trying to speak in the name of the Indignados collective, this film offers an inspiring chronicle of one of the most relevant political events of contemporary Spanish history, gathering together the voices of some of his protagonists.” – Pablo la Parra, Art Historian, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU
“Three fascinating short pieces—at times poetic, at times sarcastic, at times directly political—on the growing outrage and disaffection triggered by the economic and political crisis in Spain” – Pablo la Parra, Art Historian, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, NYU
“The Pig Slaughter by Isaki Lacuesta is a moral portrait of Barcelona and, by extension, the Spain of 2012.” – EL CONFIDENCIAL
“Political filming for [Isaki Lacuesta] is to show what you cannot see and to say what you cannot show.” – Germán Labrador Méndez, Princeton University